Stuart drives a Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh 2022 electric car.
This is Stuart’s first electric car, he’s owned the Hyundai Kona Electric from new and drives 15,000-20,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 1,000-5,000 miles and he achieves 285 miles range from a full charge.
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Why did you choose this electric car?
I was driving a £400 per month diesel. I offset this cost to a new EV where I get a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty and an 8 year 150,000 warranty on the battery, plus £80 per month fuel cost. It was a no brainer for me, oh…and the car is marvellous to drive!
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- So easy to drive and the one-pedal driving is insane
- Looks amazing
- Low running costs.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- I can’t as I love the car, I’ve always had diesel or petrol cars but I won’t be going back to fossil fuel cars.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
What are the standout tech features of the car?
- One pedal driving with regenerative braking
- The car lists all available nearest chargers and takes you to them by sat nav
- Adaptive cruise control is marvellous in traffic.
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.
- They are so easy to drive that you hardly touch the brakes once you get used to the regeneration braking system
- Yes they do make a noise so you don’t run over the vision impaired who want to leap out into the road and they have anti-collision tech to help make them safer
- I charge mine at night with no bother or hassle and I can get 300 miles per charge.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Possibly a Hyundai IONIQ 5 as it is a specific EV designed car.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme – the charger is so easy to use.
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What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
OVO standard variable tariff – It is cost-effective for me as other EV tariffs are cheaper for charging the car overnight but more expensive any other time.
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What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Dragon Charging in Wales is reasonable and they even have them on the beach car parks in South Wales which is great for a quick top-up when walking the dog.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Pod Point
- Dragon Charging
Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Direct Line – was cheaper than my diesel SUV.
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Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.